Esther Bernabela

Esther Bernabela is a doctor and politician from Bonaire. She is an independent member of the Island Council of Bonaire.[1][2] In the 2017 election, Bernabela joined a coalition of elected members of the Bonaire Patriotic Union (UPB) and the Bonaire Democratic Party.[3] This replaced the previous 2016 coalition that she was a member of.[4] A former leader of the UPB, she declared herself an independent candidate in March 2016,[5] and withdrew her support from the party in April.[6] However by 2021 she had re-joined the party.[2]

In 2020 she spoke out against the rise in prostitution in Bonaire.[7] She has previously worked for the International University School of Medicine.[8]


  1. ^ Gerring, John; Veenendaal, Wouter (2020-05-28). Population and Politics: The Impact of Scale. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-49413-7.
  2. ^ a b The International Directory of Government 2021. Routledge. 2021-08-04. ISBN 978-1-000-52137-5.
  3. ^ van den Heuvel, Gijs (2017-08-16). "'Geen democratie, maar hypocrisie op Bonaire' | Caribisch Netwerk". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  4. ^ "Bonaire heeft nieuwe coalitie | Caribisch Netwerk". (in Dutch). 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  5. ^ "Bonaire: Bernabela a declara su mes 'independiente' na Bonaire". NoticiaCla. 2016-05-03. Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  6. ^ "Bonaire: UPB – PDB coalitie op de klippen". (in Dutch). 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  7. ^ Irausquin, Romulo. "Konsehal Esther Bernabela ta denunsiá: Mucha muhénan ta bini for di Kòrsou pa prostituí". EXTRA.CW. Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  8. ^ "International University School of Medicine (IUSOM) - CV & Publications of Dr. E.J. Bernabela: Bonaire Board Member". Retrieved 2022-03-11.